My Wife (Sue – for those who don’t know her) had her birthday this week. She is an amazing woman who is in very large part responsible for any success I have had in my life so far (in early 2018, we’ll have been together more than half of my life). I thought I might share with readers the trick to capturing such a valuable prize. Make no mistake; a quality partner is the most valuable prize you can win in life. Everything else is so much easier from there.
My time in Europe is nearly at an end. The history of Europe is always impressive to someone from a country such as Australia with relatively recent European settlement. North Americans I have spoken to one the trip seem to mostly share a similar feeling.
The market has had what can best be described as a shaky start to 2016. As seems to happen when I travel and do not focus entirely on the markets, we turned in one of our best ever weeks of outperformance, despite a nearly 2% fall on the December 31st closing figures.